While waiting for various shops to finish different parts of the bike, it is time to collect some goodies. This must be one of the best parts of any build, when you get shiny new parts... sort of Christmas every day... until my wife knows nothing about the price tags, of course.
What I got so far:
- 520 chain conversion with RK MAX Z chain and Renthal ultralight rear sprocket (going with -1/+2 gearing for now)
- Brand new (!) Akrapovic full titanium exhaust
- Brembo RCS19 master cylinder
- Race spec bolts from RaceBolt to use safety wire on brake and suspension parts.
The story of the Akrapovic system is quite funny actually. When I started to look for a good quality performance exhaust, I never thought I could get one like this, as these are not manufactured anymore for this bike. While searching on forums and Facebook groups, I found a few old posts/threads selling systems like this for crazy money, even in used condition. One day I made a search on eBay for different manufacturers (like Akrapovic, Arrow, etc.) looking for exhaust, and found a seller in the states with this system. It was $1000 plus some postage, immediately put it on my watch list. A few weeks later the seller made some discount on it, and finally I bought it for $880. The funny part of the purchase is that the exhaust was made in Europe, purchased it from US and brought it back to Europe, so paid a ton of money on import charges.